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Ways to vote at House of Assembly Elections


Ways to Vote at the 2018 House of Assembly Elections

The Tasmanian Electoral Commission provides a number of services to help you have your say in the Bass, Braddon, Denison, Franklin and Lyons House of Assembly elections.








Polling Day

Vote in person from 8am to 6pm Saturday 3 March 2018 at a polling place near you.

The TEC's electronic roll means you can vote at any polling place in Tasmania.

Find your nearest polling place here, or check your newspaper on polling day.


Polling Places  

Unable to Vote on Polling Day?

The TEC has a number of services to help you have your say at Tasmanian elections:


Pre-poll voting

 For electors who are:

In Tasmania

+ can't vote on polling day

Interstate

Overseas

 

How -

  1. You attend a pre-poll centre
  2. You declare you are unable to attend a polling place on polling day
  3. You record your vote + place it in the ballot box

When -

Pre-poll centres will be open in 12 Tasmanian locations.

Pre-poll voting centres in Burnie, Devonport, Glenorchy, Hobart, Kingston, Launceston and Sorell, will be open from Monday 19 February until Friday 2 March.

Pre-poll voting centres in Nubeena, Queenstown, Scottsdale, Smithton and St Helens, will be open on Thursday 1 and Friday 2 March.

Please check the list of locations below for further details on opening hours.

Interstate pre-poll locations will be open from Monday 19 February. Voting services will be available during their normal business hours until their close of business on Friday 2 March. See below for details.





Postal vote

Postal Vote applications have now closed.

In Tasmania

Interstate

Overseas

  very slow

How:

  1. You apply for a postal vote
  2. We check your enrolment + send you a ballot pack
  3. You record your vote + post it back

When:

Returning your Vote -

You must record your vote before 6pm on polling day, Saturday 3 March

We can receive postal ballot papers until 10am Tuesday 13 March.





Express vote

Express Vote applications have now closed.

In Tasmania

Unless isolated

Interstate

Overseas

How:

  1. You apply for an express vote
  2. We check your eligibility + email or fax a ballot pack to you
  3. You print your ballot paper
  4. You record your vote, sign a declaration + email or fax back

When:

Returning your Vote -

You must return your express vote before 6pm on polling day, Saturday 3 March

Pre-poll Centres in Tasmania - open until 6pm Friday 2 March

If you can't vote on polling day, you can vote early:

Click on the location to see the address and opening dates for each centre.

Note - Burnie, Hobart and Launceston pre-poll centres will offer our VI-Vote service for vision impaired electors.

Open weekdays from Monday 19 February:

Burnie pre-poll centre

12 Wilson St, Burnie

Mon 19 Feb to Fri 2 March

8:30am to 5:30pm weekdays,
8:30am to 6pm Friday 2 March

Devonport pre-poll centre

St Johns Parish Hall
9A Fenton St, Devonport

Mon 19 Feb to Fri 2 March

8:30am to 5:30pm weekdays,
8:30am to 6pm Friday 2 March

Glenorchy pre-poll centre

St Matthews Church
Cnr Tolosa St and Main Rd, Glenorchy

Mon 19 Feb to Fri 2 March

8:30am to 5:30pm weekdays,
8:30am to 6pm Friday 2 March

Hobart pre-poll centre

Ground level, 144 Macquarie St, Hobart

Mon 19 Feb to Fri 2 March

8:30am to 5:30pm weekdays,
8:30am to 6pm Friday 2 March

Kingston pre-poll centre

Shop 83*, Channel Court Shopping Centre
Channel Hwy, Kingston

*Located in the old Dick Smith shop, next to Ally Fashion and immediately across from the Big W entrance

Mon 19 Feb to Fri 2 March

8:30am to 5:30pm weekdays,
8:30am to 6pm Friday 2 March

Launceston pre-poll centre

54 Cameron St, Launceston

Mon 19 Feb to Fri 2 March

8:30am to 5:30pm weekdays,
8:30am to 6pm Friday 2 March

Sorell pre-poll centre

42 Cole St, Sorell

Mon 19 Feb to Fri 2 March

8:30am to 5:30pm weekdays,
8:30am to 6pm Friday 2 March

Open Thursday 1 March and Friday 2 March:

Nubeena pre-poll centre

Tasman Council Chambers
1713 Main Rd, Nubeena

Thurs 1 March and Fri 2 March

8:30am to 6pm

Queenstown pre-poll centre

West Coast Community Services Hub
Hunter St, Queenstown

Thurs 1 March and Fri 2 March

8:30am to 6pm

Scottsdale pre-poll centre

St Barnabas’ Church Hall
55 King St, Scottsdale

Thurs 1 March and Fri 2 March

8:30am to 6pm

Smithton pre-poll centre

Smithton Hockey Centre
51/53 Havelock St, Smithton

Thurs 1 March and Fri 2 March

8:30am to 6pm

St Helens pre-poll centre

St Helens Senior Citizens Rooms
39 Cecilia St, St Helens

Thurs 1 March and Fri 2 March

8:30am to 6pm

 Interstate Pre-poll locations - until COB Friday 2 March

Pre-poll centres are available at state and territory electoral commissions offices within Australia.
Interstate pre-poll centres are open during their normal business hours until Friday 2 March.

ACT
Elections ACT
Ground floor, North Building,
180 London Cct, Canberra

NSW
Electoral Commission NSW
Level 25,
201 Kent St, Sydney

QLD
Electoral Commission Qld
Level 20,
1 Eagle St, Brisbane

SA
Electoral Commission SA
Ground floor, 60 Light Sq,
Adelaide

Vic
Victorian Electoral Commission
Level 11, 530 Collins St
(access via the tower lifts)
Melbourne

WA
Western Australian Electoral Commission
Level 2, 111 St Georges Tce
Perth

NT
NT Electoral Commission
Level 3, TCG Centre,
80 Mitchell St, Darwin

or

MyVote Central
Yeperenye Centre,
Hartley St, Alice Springs


Services for vision impaired electors

VI-Vote

The TEC has a computer based system (VI-Vote) to assist vision impaired electors to cast their vote. VI-Vote availability:

Before polling day at the Burnie, Hobart, and Launceston pre-poll centres (location and opening hours details above) then moved on polling day to:

YMCA Centre, 8 Blaydon St, Kings Meadows

Burnie City Council Offices, 80 Wilson St, Burnie

Ground floor, 144 Macquarie St, Hobart

 

Other

For other assistance, please call 1800 801 701 for options to help you have your say at the 2018 House of Assembly elections.


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